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Best Athlete 

LeBron James

If this were the Best of America issue, we might still give this award to LeBron. It's not based on achievement, but rather trajectory: LeBron has engendered greater expectations than any amateur athlete in the history of his sport -- perhaps in any sport. The upside of that pressure, of course, is the millions he's racked up and the fact that his star power has landed our previously anonymous Cavaliers on NBA prime-time TV. That LeBron is, by all accounts, completely comfortable with all of this is staggering. Only guys like Mike have this much poise, and that bodes well for the franchise.

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